Category Archives: Capital Markets

Meet JLL Houston’s 2017 Top 10 Producers (Part 1)

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April 12, 2018

This is the first in a two-part series featuring our Top 10 Houston producers, based on 2017 revenue. Tune in next week for part two, in which we’ll celebrate five more of our top producers.   

We celebrate our colleagues for their drive to deliver beyond what’s expected. Our Top 10 Producers have transacted billions of dollars worth of deals, tens of millions of square feet, and bring more than… Read More

JLL’s Wendy Vandeventer 8th female vice president in Rodeo Houston history

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March 20, 2018

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Wendy Vandeventer, senior vice president retail investment sales, JLL Capital Markets

When the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo rolls into town, JLL’s Wendy Vandeventer takes on a second job.

By day, Wendy is a senior vice president of retail investment sales with JLL’s Capital Markets group, but volunteering with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has been… Read More

Investors look to Houston despite continued slowdown

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Oct. 2, 2017

By: Ronnie Deyo, executive vice president and office team lead, JLL Houston

total vacancyDespite Hurricane Harvey’s widespread devastation, Houston’s office properties fared relatively well, with less than 60 office buildings reporting damage from the storm. As a result, the office market, by-and-large, stayed its course through the close of… Read More

Houston Skyline reveals flight-to-quality despite anemic office market

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August 3, 2017

When it comes to premium office space it seems there’s always a market for it, even in an economic downturn. Despite consolidations, space give-backs and record sublease levels, Houston’s Skyline office buildings are still outperforming the market, commanding top dollar and capturing the lion’s share of leasing activity.

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By the numbers:

  • At 19.5 percent, Houston’s Skyline vacancy remains below the market-wide office vacancy
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Investors Cope with Uncertainty across US Office Markets

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August 31, 2016

investorsMonths of agitation in the financial markets, driven largely by the slowdown in China, oil pricing and, most recently, Brexit, continued through mid-year, but is showing signs of calming. While turmoil has impacted deal flow in 2016 and uncertainty remains around the upcoming U.S. election, real estate capital markets are starting to normalize after atypically high volumes in 2015. Here are six… Read More

Houston’s Skyline is Characterized by Contradictions

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June 29, 2016

By: Eli Gilbert, Vice President of Research, JLL Houston

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Houston’s Skyline is characterized by contradictions as tenants and landlords alike remain cautious in the face of continuing market volatility and unease over oil prices. A 37 percent drop in leasing activity in 2015 set the stage for modest negative absorption to start 2016, yet asking rents remain near all-time highs. Sublease… Read More

Skyline Micromarkets Outperform U.S. Office Market

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June 24, 2016

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Skyline Micromarkets Across the Country Outperform U.S. Office Market

Demand for creative space may have shifted the market’s landscape, but quality and location remain key drivers in real estate decision making. As a result, Skyline micromarkets across the country remain coveted locations that outperform the office market in general.

Skyline buildings, defined as the top-tier (Trophy, A+ and A) office buildings withinRead More

Houston’s Retail Sector Remains Resilient

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June 10, 2016

Houston's retail sectorTim Hopper, chief economist for TIAA, recently led an economic discussion hosted by JLL’s Retail Capital Markets experts in Houston, Texas. Approximately thirty retail owners from across the city gathered to hear from Hopper on economic topics that ranged from the impending ‘Brexit’ referendum in the U.K. to the reverse of capital from emerging to developed markets. The evening also… Read More